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Money does matter~

  1. profile image60
    zackdrillposted 7 years ago

    Hello,

    Why life is complicated without money? Broadly, speaking nothing can be done without having a coin in your pocket.

    Money over powers us, doesn't it make any sence to anyone?

    I think I am not alone in this boat to sail?

    Your comments please.

    Zackdrill

    1. ediggity profile image59
      ediggityposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      If everyone decided money didn't matter, it wouldn't.

    2. prettydarkhorse profile image64
      prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      it isnt the oil, but it helps in basic needs and if you are not satisfied with your basic needs then theres a prob
      it boils down to expectations and wants thar are simple
      You can still be happy -- if you want to be happy

  2. ShoppingIncognito profile image61
    ShoppingIncognitoposted 7 years ago

    Money doesn't matter once you have it...otherwise - and unfortunately - it's all that matters.

  3. Arthur Fontes profile image90
    Arthur Fontesposted 7 years ago

    There have been times in my life when I had an abundance of money.  At other times I had very little to none.

    The happiest and most memorable times was when I was working with a low budget.

    Everything is much more appreciated the harder it is to acquire I guess.

  4. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    If it "matters"?

    I wrote a hub about "money".

    http://hubpages.com/hub/misconception-t … r-of-money

  5. Origin profile image60
    Originposted 7 years ago

    Well... this is coming from a guy that had a professional good paying job before the recession, got laid off, and now is working overnight stocking shelves. Yes, I miss having a grand surplus of extra money... it gives you the opportunity to go out to eat, buy a movie, go to a restaurant, invest, etc. These days I'm living check to check, and I don't have any extra money at all. Thankfully I'm geeky enough to earn money online, it's buying me at least some forms of entertainment.

    1. profile image60
      zackdrillposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hello,

      I am in the same boat as yours. Redundancy during recession is very common. My employer decided to relocate the company somewhere else where the labour is cheaper. So we were laid off many as 10 in my department. It was sad story. I think some are lucky but most of us are not exceptional to recession and redundancy. But, life has to go on, my thoughts are how to cope with the bills, education cost of the kids, pay the house rent so on. We still need money to meet our basic needs. That can't be sorted that quickly or won't expect the final cheque will last for ever. I wish I can make some money like you online.

  6. Rafini profile image87
    Rafiniposted 7 years ago

    Money doesn't matter - people do

    1. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Try living without any of it and see how far you get? hmm It matters.

      1. Rafini profile image87
        Rafiniposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I've never really had money - any time I have a job it pays just enough for me to pay the bills.

  7. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    That is my point. It matters, otherwise....where would you be?

    1. Rafini profile image87
      Rafiniposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      smile  money matters for the materialistic personality, otherwise, as I said, money doesn't matter people do - because if you don't have enough money to be materialistic the people in your life matter more than anything else.

      1. Cagsil profile image60
        Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        And, you're still missing the point. I understand what you are saying. hmm

        I guess, we can chalk it up to the never mind "category". sad Enjoy!

  8. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    Seriously, read my article. It's about the Misconception people have about money. smile

    1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
      SomewayOuttaHereposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      i'll read it .... now

  9. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 7 years ago

    Hey Cagsil - read your article - what do you mean re 'make a wish...1% vs 5%'?  looking for clarification.

    1. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Make A Wish Foundation uses roughly 1% of it's total revenue versus 5% minimum requirement by federal guidelines.

      I do not know of any new studies to apply to this, however, there was one study done in 2000. The review was to evaluate all non-profit and charitable organizations that do business within U.S. borders.

      The Make A Wish Foundation, that year, used 1% of the total revenue received, for what was claim it was used for. It was TOP out of 200 companies.

      1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
        SomewayOuttaHereposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        do you mean they used 1% for charitable purposes - i don't know what the 'min. requirement' is.

        1. Cagsil profile image60
          Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Yes, they used 1% for charitable purposes. The FEDERAL guideline/regulation requires them to use a minimum 5% of total revenue towards what they claim to do. hmm

          1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
            SomewayOuttaHereposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            WOW!!!!!!!!!!  not in Canada!!!!!!!!  I only look at the regs once a year when our auditors submit a charitable return (kinda like a tax return)- I sign it - I think it is 75% - you have me thinking and I'll look soon at what our forms stipulate - about to go through our annual audit at work.  I really think 75% is the no.  And so, I do know that a red flag would be raised if that no. isn't met.  foundations, for example - not sure exactly how they work - you know they invest etc and when they distribute money to NPO's it must be for charitable purposes.  Haven't worked for a foundation - so that could look different - but I'm sure the regs are still tight here in Canada.

            Canada tightened up its regs a few years back because of money laundering in relation to drugs.  it was too easy to start a charity and not do anything except launder drug/crime related money.  And the same with the banks - they tightened up to - e.g. can't deposit more than 5k in cash otherwise they think its drug money.  At least that is what the bank regs were last time I looked.

            Comments?

            1. Cagsil profile image60
              Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Well, that's the difference. In the U.S. government regulations is nothing but a failure, across the board. A prime example was the collapse of the banking institutions, which lead to the collapse of the Economy into what I call a "depression" era, but is called a "recessionary period".

              So, I was talking in the U.S. borders. It's nice to see Canada is a bit more stricter. hmm

              1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
                SomewayOuttaHereposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                i've written more below - but now I realize we are talking about Foundations.

                1. Cagsil profile image60
                  Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  Non-profit companies/agencies/organizations/foundations and Charitable companies/agencies/organizations/foundations are the same things.

                  They are only labeled for tax purposes. Exact same type services- all assistance to give benefits to citizens. Those benefits can be anything from writing paper and pens/pencils for students or donations made to other companies, on behalf of citizens so they can receive the services of the other company.

                  It's complex, but boils down to them failing to make the grade. And show the abuses of an supposed regulated system. hmm

      2. Rafini profile image87
        Rafiniposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        How do you find this information?  There is an organization I'm interested in looking into.

        1. Cagsil profile image60
          Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Look into the federal regulation laws setup for business to operate. When looking, non-profit/charitable organizations.

          You might even find out about what the "advocate" groups do with their money too. And, you might see that they do not match up either. lol

          But, you should be able to begin by the U.S. Official Website, specific business laws.

          1. Rafini profile image87
            Rafiniposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Thank you, Cagsil. smile  I'll see what I can find.

  10. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 7 years ago

    i think the issue is 'foundations' and what they are up to - tax shelters and then distributing very small % to charities - scam - but....in Canada they are catching up to that.  And paying 'fundraisers' outrageous amounts that are hidden off shore.  But, that isn't the charities necessarily here because of the regs I referred to - that 75% figure.

    1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
      SomewayOuttaHereposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      scam is the wrong word - criminal activity is the correct definition of what those Foundations are really up to.

  11. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    It might be quicker if you google federal regulations.

    But, non-profit and charitable organizations should be listed. I do not have a link off hand. Sorry. hmm

  12. habee profile image91
    habeeposted 7 years ago

    I assure you that money cannot make you happy. I've been wealthy and middle class, but never poor. I was unhappiest when I was wealthy! Perhaps I'd feel differently if I'd ever experienced poverty.  ??

    1. Rafini profile image87
      Rafiniposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      yes, to know true happiness one must know poverty....smile lol

  13. Stacie L profile image85
    Stacie Lposted 7 years ago

    money matters because we humans have made it matter.
    if rocks were deemed valuable and could be exchanged for goods, then rocks would matter.
    and too much money  causes problems of its own roll

  14. habee profile image91
    habeeposted 7 years ago

    Rocks do matter - if they happen to be gold, diamonds, rubies, or emeralds! lol

  15. habee profile image91
    habeeposted 7 years ago

    I dunno, Rafini, I'm pretty darn happy!

  16. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    Money only cause problems for people when they lack the know how of understanding it's power, for which, brings a lack of respect for it's power.

    Those who understand the power and respect it, can use it to benefit others. Those who do not, are greedy/selfish/ego-maniacs and down right mean.

    By the way, if matters....rocks matter. They actually do have a value. hmm

  17. SpanStar profile image60
    SpanStarposted 7 years ago

    It is the love of money that we have deemed important and isn't if funny how down through history that has always been the guiding force for how people live their lives our lives?

    You are correction in that, which should be most important to us is either ignored or taken for granted;

    * Being alive
    * Having good health
    * Mind & body focued
    * Sunlight and a good nights sleep
    * Clean water to drink

       and more..

 
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